Six Stabbed At Belfry Hotel Nightclub On New Year's Eve

A man is in a critical condition after six people were stabbed at a nightclub at the Belfry hotel on New Year's eve.

Warwickshire Police were called to reports of a disturbance inside the Bel Air nightclub at 12.50am and arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of wounding.

The first victim was taken to hospital with a chest wound and has undergone surgery but is not thought to be in a critical condition.

Officers also arrested a 22 year-old man, from Birmingham, on suspicion of assaulting another man, who suffered minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

But police were then required to deal with a series of further incidents both inside and outside the nightclub, which resulted in five other men suffering what are believed to be stab injuries.

Four of the those victims, aged between 20 and 27, have been treated and released from hospital but a 28-year-old remains in a life-threatening condition.

Meanwhile, officers arrested a 20-year-old from the Birmingham area on suspicion of violent disorder.

Two more people have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.  

Superintendent Adrian McGee, of Warwickshire Police, said: ``At this time officers are still in the process of piecing together what has happened.

``This was a very challenging disorder for our officers to control on what was a very busy night for the force, and I am grateful for the work they conducted and bravery they showed last night in bringing order to this incident.

``Inquiries are being completed to identify the individuals who are responsible for the varied assaults.

``The management at the Belfry are assisting in bringing an understanding to the events of last night.''

 

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